Court remands 7 Yoruba agitators for ‘invading’ Ibadan radio station

An Ibadan Magistrate Court has remanded seven Yoruba agitators who allegedly invaded the Amuludun Station of the Radio Nigeria at Moniya in Akinyele Local Government Area at Abolongo Correction Centre, Oyo.

The suspects who were arraigned on a 4-count charge of conspiracy, treason and two-count charge of armed robbery included Noah Atoyebi, Adeleke Gbenga AbdulGaniyu Mustapha and Ifagbola Elijah.

Others were Oladapo Ajala and Rasheed Jimoh.

The suspects were arraigned on a 4-count charge at an Ibadan Magistrate Court on Monday, but their plea was not taken.

Magistrate P. O. Adetuyi ordered them to be remanded at Abolongo Correction Centre, Oyo while the case was adjourned till 13th September, 2023.

Magistrate Adetuyi stated that the case file would be duplicated and sent to the Director of Public Prosecution for advice.

It would be recalled that the suspects had on Sunday, May 28, 2023 allegedly hijacked the airwaves of the Amuludun Station of the Radio Nigeria.

They allegedly collected all the valuables, including the mobile handsets of the broadcasters on duty, thereby making it impossible for them to communicate with the outside world.

The alleged agitators took over the station and broadcast live.

The leader of the team, it was reliably gathered, headed straight to the broadcast studio and was on air for almost one hour.

Details of his broadcast: “We are being sent to inform the people that Yoruba people have been freed. Henceforth, no more to Police and Army harassment. We are hereby calling for the release of our brothers and sisters that are serving jail term.

“We are neither here to harass nor injure anybody. We are here for peace.”

Credit: Tribune Online